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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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March 19, 2011
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about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

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The Longest day
Jeff, I hope you are just joking with your use of statistics. I assume that people with Alzheimer's tend not to go out and play bridge. Therefore, the percentage of people at a bridge club with Alzheimer's is less than average. This says nothing about the effect of ...
Would you like to be in slam? If yes, what is your auction?
It's a good slam but if S has 10x rather than Jx then it is not. Any discussion of a better auction should explain why one would bid a certain way with Jx and a different way with 10x.
Richard Tracy
Was there really a Swiss Teams at a Pittsburgh regional in the early 60s?
Bridge Discipline and the IOC
This makes sense if you are testing the question "if we hold our hands with our fingers spread will anyone notice it?" It does not make sense if you are trying to test if the fingers are being spread and they match the number of hearts. None of the cheaters ...
Bridge Discipline and the IOC
There is really no need to do that if you are watching fresh hands and it is a quality that does not need judgement to determine such as number of hearts. (Examples that require judgement would be "what suit to lead" or "is the hand a maximum".)
Bridge Discipline and the IOC
Richard, I do not understand that last comment. If I am told the way a pair is signaling and I watch the pair play new hands and they are in fact signaling that way, then I conclude they are signaling. I am grateful for being told what to look for.
Doubly Good
Actually, I find the second story somewhat depressing. Not, of course, for what happened but because this behavior seemed exceptional enough to be worth mentioning.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
I think Christopher Monsour's response to Michael Kopera above answers this.
General Problem
Are you asking "should" in the sense of what is the best treatment or in the sense of, if a partnership has not discussed it what should the default meaning be? For me the answer is preemptive for both but I would expect a difference of opinion for the first ...
Soloway Jump Shifts
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